A Northeast Iowa woman is dead, after being struck by a pickup while riding her bicycle.


The accident occurred shortly after 7:30pm Sunday (Aug. 2), on Shadow Avenue, south of Charles City in rural Floyd County.

The driver of the pickup, 43 year old Colby Elliott of Clarksville, was southbound on Shadow Avenue, when he failed to see a southbound bicycle being ridden by 28 year old Ellen Bengston of Charles City.

After the collision, Bengston was Life-Flighted to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The Iowa State Patrol continues to investigate the accident. They were assisted at the scene by the Floyd County Sheriff, Charles City Fire, AMR Ambulance Service, and Mercy Air Med Helicopter.

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